Ka’apuni Update: Day 2, 42 Hours into Walk: 2/22/09 Sunday 6:30 p.m.
Mahalo to Ku’uipo who called us and let us know that at 6:30 tonight (Sunday, February 22, 2009) the procession is now at Honomanu and headed towards the town of Keanae.
Photos from protocol ceremony at Wahine Pe’e earlier today at 4:15 p.m. when Ke’eaumoku Kapu passed the torch on to Bully Ho’opai and several dozen marchers from the Hana and East Maui districts.
(Below: Fawn Sherie Kukunaokala Helekahi-Burns welcomes the torch procession at Wahine Pe’e, with a chant speaking of the famous places of East Maui where marchers will head to late into tonight; Ke’eaumoku Kapu passes the torch to members of the Hana community about 10 miles into the Hana Highway after walking continuously for nearly 40 hours. Photos by Wendy OSHER © 2009)
(Below: Marchers greet each other as they prepare to pass the torch from one leg to the next at Wahinepe’e just past the Waikamoi Nature Trail along the Hana Highway. Photos by Wendy OSHER © 2009)
(Below: Marchers from the first leg of the Ka’apuni brief those carrying the torch on the next leg how to maintain and prepare torches so that the light is forever lit on the 193-mile journey; Fawn Sherie Kukunaokala Helekahi-Burns of East Maui, performs a welcome chant before marchers proceed on to Honomanu and Keanae in the early evening, and on into Hana overnight. Photos by Wendy OSHER © 2009)
(Below: Marchers from the first leg of the Ka’apuni brief those carrying the torch on the next leg how to maintain and prepare torches so that the light is forever lit on the 193-mile journey; Marchers take a break to eat egg-salad sandwiches and meet those who will carry the torch for the procession through East Maui. Photos by Wendy OSHER © 2009)
(Photos & Story by Wendy OSHER © 2009 Update @ 6:30 p.m. 2/22/09. Images on this site are the property of the Ka’apuni and can not be used or reproduced without the expressed written consent of the Pacific Radio Group/MauiNOW.com News Department.)